(Trends Wide) –– Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on Capitol Hill, told reporters Thursday that the panel will invite Ivanka Trump, the daughter of former President Donald Trump and then a senior adviser to the president, to speak. . This is an important step of the panel on the inner circle of the former president.
“It will be anticipated that the commission will invite some people to come talk to us,” Thompson said. “Not the legislators at this time. Ivanka Trump,” he added.
The panel had previously disclosed knowing more details about Ivanka Trump’s interactions with her father on the day of the uprising at the US Capitol.
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the committee’s vice chair and one of its two Republican members, told ABC News last month that the panel has “firsthand testimony” that during the attack, Ivanka Trump asked her father to intervene.
“We know his daughter, we have first-hand testimony that his daughter Ivanka (Trump) came in at least twice to ask him to ‘stop this violence,'” Cheney told ABC News.
Trends Wide previously reported on some of these interactions, described in the books. I Alone Can Fix It, from the newspaper reporters The Washington Post Carol Leonnig y Philip Rucker, y Peril, by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. Ivanka Trump repeatedly tried to intervene, speaking to her father three times. “Let this go,” she told him, according to Peril.